Inspired Interiors

Friday 17 Mar 2017

Channel your inner creative with some of our favourite interior design resources.

With the cooler weather fast approaching, now is a good time to think about sprucing up the look and feel of your property. Whether you’re keen to get up to speed on the latest colour trends and styles, or planning a top-to-toe redesign of your home, it’s always good to have a few trusted sources of inspiration to turn to for help along the way. Here’s a rundown of some of our favourites…

For the digital devotee:

Based in Melbourne, The Design Files has amassed a huge following since launching in 2009, with over 236,000 followers on Instagram alone. Offering daily doses of design inspiration, the digital e-zine is a great resource for anyone interested in interiors, design, architecture and more. Broken down into easy to navigate categories, you’ll also find content on things like food, art and shopping, whilst their profiles of homes from around the world offer a fantastic insight into international design trends.

For the coffee-table book lover:

The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living

From the creators of cult lifestyle magazine ‘Kinfolk’ comes the gorgeously curated lifestyle bible; The Kinfolk Home. Providing an escape from the rush of everyday life, the hard backed tome takes you inside the homes of a carefully selected group of designers, entrepreneurs, architects, photographers and stylists from around the world, and features beautiful full-colour photography and thoughtful interviews with each of its subjects. Focusing on the idea of simplifying your surroundings and connecting with your living space, the book will make a beautiful addition to any coffee table.

For the design aficionado:

Urbis Magazine

Published bi-monthly, Urbis is the go-to print magazine for lover of all things design and architecture. Based in New Zealand, the magazines features stylish homes, places, people, object and events from around the world, as well as coverage on niche subjects like motoring, technology and the arts. Ever wondered how the digital revolution is impacting home furnishings, or what interior design looks like in the hills of Mexico City? Here’s where you’ll find the answers.

- Irene Dermatis